Policy Insights

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Progress Towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California Has Slowed in Recent Years

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–After Significant Progress towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California throughout the Years 2011 – 2016, the Trend has Reversed during the Past Three Years According to Recent Homeless Counts–…

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The Persistence of Chronic Homelessness in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–As the number of permanent supportive housing beds has increased, so has the number of chronically homeless persons instead of decreasing– –See map below for the number of chronically homeless…

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Breaking Down the 2019 U.S. Homeless Count Numbers by Regions and Divisions Established by the U.S. Census Bureau

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–-More than one-third (34.7%) of all persons were counted in Region 4: West; Division 9, (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)– –More than half (54.8%) of all persons were counted…

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Comparing California’s 2019 Homeless Count Results to 2018 Results by Regions and Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–See California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Map Noting Increase or Decrease for Each CoC– –all 44 California CoCs had a collective increase of 16.4% (see Table 1)– –all 23 Northern…

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Caveats When Comparing California’s 2018 and 2019 Homeless Count Results

By Joe Colletti, PhD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires continuums of care (CoCs) to complete an unsheltered and sheltered homeless count every other year, which occurs on odd-number years…

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Awaiting the Official Release of 2019 Homeless Count Results from HUD — Unofficial Results However are Obtainable

By Joe Colletti, PhD

While we await the release of the official 2019 point-in-time homeless count results from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the 2019 homeless count results for each…

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